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UK Festivals

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Wim Kersbergen

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Download Festival
UK Festivals
The 4 best the UK has to offer.
The Reading And Leeds Festival
Global Gathering Festival
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Glastonbury Tourism
- Glastonbury Thor
- The Sacred Chalice

The Festival
- Experience
- Brief History
- Headliners
Additional Info
Accomodation + Advice
- St Michael's Tower a Grade I listed building
- Remain of a dissapeared church from the 14th century
- The path is in the form of a spiral
- The sides have seven deep, roughly symmetrical terraces
- Made by farmers to make ploughing for crops easier.

The Chalice well

- considered as a holy place + attracts many pilgrims
- The well is a natural spring, situated at the foot of the Glastonbury Thor
- Almost constant use for at least two thousand years!
- The water has a reddish colour + is believed to possess healing qualities. - - Popular destination for pilgrims including Neopagans.
- Popular with all faiths and in 2001 became a World Peace Garden.
- Believed that the Holy Grail is burried here.

- Going to another country
- Hip / thrilling utopia that appears every year
- Involves a fair amount of travel
- Huge tented city, a mini-state under canvas
- British law still applies, but the rules of society are a bit different
- A little bit freer

-The idea behind Glastonbury was born at a Led Zeppelin concert at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970.
- 1st festival was in 1970 and was influenced by hippie ethics
- Entrance was still for free back then.
- Donates most of their profits to charities,
- After the 1970s the festival took place almost every year and grew in size, with the number of attendees sometimes being swollen by gate-crashers.


Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Wells Tourist Information Centres

250 hotels and bed and breakfasts

Many other households are known to take in people
Download Festival
The Reading And Leeds Festival
Global Gathering Festival
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
The Festival
- Experience
- Brief History
- Headliners
Additional Info
Travelling towards the festival
- Multicultural entertainment
- Including live music
- City festivals
Summer Sundae
- Aka 'The Grandson of Glastonbury'
- Held in the centre of Leicester
- Unique in bringing a green-field festival experience to an easily accessible urban location
- Situated less than 10 minutes' walk from the city's train station
- Over 50% of the audience arrives to the event by sustainable transport.
Caribbean Carnival
- The Largest Multi-cultural event in the East Midlands
- Takes place at Victoria Park and the City Centre
- Big group of volunteers make this festival possible
- Diwali Celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India
- Up to 35,000 people attending the switch on of the lights on Belgrave Road
- Fireworks display and live cultural entertainment mark the start of the Hindu New Year
Leicester Comedy Festival
- Britain’s longest-running comedy festival
- One of the top 5 comedy festivals in the world
- 600+ shows and events across 17 days

The Big Session Festival
- Award-winning event for music lovers and festival followers
- Internationally renowned artists and many of the best upcoming performers and live bands.

The Download festival
- Owned and managed by Live Nation
- The festival mascot is a dog whose color changes yearly. In 2007 it was green.
- Conceived as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals which had been held at the Donington Park circuit between 1980 and 1996.

- The first Download Festival was created by Stuart Galbraith and Andy Copping in 2003 in the same location.

The Name
- Downloading was a dirty word in the music industry at the time, due to file sharing, and rock is seen as a rebellious genre of music.
- Also Download was to be a Monsters of Rock for the 21st century
- The internet would provide connectivity with its audience.

The Download Dog
The official mascot of the Download Festival, and appears on a wide range of material related to the festival, such as tickets, stage banners and merchandise. Each year, the dog is changed to a different colour
Black Sabbath
Guns N' Roses
The Offspring
System Of A Down
Big Green Coaches
Travelling to the site from various towns all over the UK. You can book coach tickets to Download 2013.
Only 3 miles from the major trunk routes of the M1/M42 and A50
A service that matches you with other Download goers in your area so you can save on petrol!
East Midlands International Airport is only two and a half miles away and has comprehensive domestic and European flight schedules.
Intercity Railways
- Mainline stations are East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough

- Approximately anything up to twenty minutes drive away and Donington Park is well served by public transport and taxi services.
The Festival
- Experience
- Brief History
- Headliners
Additional Info
Travelling towards the festival
New openings and events taking place throughout 2014

Stylish shopping - Decadent dining
Contemporary arts - A vibrant nightlife

A cultural city with plenty to offer.
2014 in Leeds
Leeds Arena
The UK’s first fan shaped “super theatre” style arena opened in 2013. With acts such as Lee Evans, Il Divo, Pearl Jam, Dolly Parton and Robbie Williams all confirmed for 2014.
Trinity Leeds
Shopping centre, the size of 13 football pitches and crowned by a sweeping glass dome.

Home to more than 120 shops, 12 restaurants, bars and cafes and the biggest Everyman cinema in Britain

Plus the Trinity Kitchen, in which five of the UK's very best street food traders are lifted into the centre’s food hall each month.
The global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz

At Leeds Grand Theatre in 2014, for a 4 week run as part of the award-winning musical’s major UK and Ireland Tour.
Leeds Loves Food
A celebration of the Leeds’ independent food and drink scene, and local culinary expertise in an urban setting.

At venues across the city.
The Tetley
- New centre for contemporary art and learning in a landmark heritage building in the heart of Leeds.
-Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation
Live At Leeds
Metropolitan music festival, held annually across a variety of venues in Leeds on the first bank holiday weekend of May.
The Reading and Leeds Festival
Take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend.
Held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, the grounds of an historic house.
Held at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue in central Reading, near the Caversham Bridge.
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